In order to ensure we have robust standards that meet the needs of the UK seafood industry, the draft standards were made available to view as part of a Public Consultation process for 60 days, which ran from 28th July to 25th September.
The consultation documents were distributed to 1,100 individual stakeholders around the world and was available on the Seafish website. This provides an opportunity for anyone in industry to provide feedback on the standards and help us to shape the modified RFS into a world-leading internationally recognised accreditation scheme.
The Oversight Board met to consider all responses received and where relevant, these have been included in the final standards. Details of all of the feedback received, inclusive of the origin of the feedback and action taken in response, are available here.
For further information on the RFS and the public consultation, please contact Mick Bacon, RFS Manager.